1. Creator/Author:
  2. Lloyd Ostendorf (72)

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Creator:
Lloyd Ostendorf
Location:
Dayton, Ohio
Origin Date:
1964
Materials:
paper, pen and ink
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0654
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This is a political cartoon that commemorates the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy. The cartoon features Abraham Lincoln standing solemnly, head down and hat off, with a book in his left hand, "Profiles in Courage, by J.F.K.". He supports himself on the back of an empty rocking chair directly in front of him. Opposite Lincoln, in the negative space hovers a large portrait of the bust of John F. Kennedy. The background is shaded, outlining the two men. The artist signed his name vertically in the bottom proper right corner along with the year in which it was made, 1964. The title is written in blue pencil in the upper margin. The year is also written in blue pencil in the upper right corner. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum